‘Gustavus Honors’ Category

2014 Faculty and Administrator Years of Service and Retirements

The 2014 Faculty and Administrator Years of Service and Retirements are as follows: 10 Years Heather Banks, Health Professions Coordinator Troy Banse, Head Athletic Trainer/ATEP Instructor, Strength and Conditioning Coach Lencho Bati, Visiting Instructor in Geography Paul Budde, Adjunct Instructor in Music Jedediah Friedrich, Men’s and Women’s Nordic Skiing Coach Kiki Harbitz, Instructor in Health […]

Gustavus Honors

Gustavus has been honored in many ways over the summer. Washington Monthly magazine listed Gustavus as the 33rd best liberal arts college in the country.  The men’s golf team was named academic national champions by the Golf Coaches Association of America.  Gustavus moved up eight places in the U.S. News and World Report’s rankings to […]

Gustavus Named a ‘Best College”

Gustavus Adolphus College is once again ranked a “best college” by The Princeton Review’s college ranking guidebook, The Best 371 Colleges, for 2010. This annual ranking, released July 28, 2009, is based solely on input from college students. The educational services guidebook recognizes 371 colleges in the nation for offering great academics and great campus […]

Gustavus Places Eighth in Directors’ Cup

The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and Learfield Sports recently announced that Gustavus Adolphus College placed eighth in the Division III 2008-09 Directors’ Cup standings. The Directors’ Cup is the only all-sports competition in intercollegiate athletics. Standings are based on national tournament finishes in 18 sports with points awarded based on the number […]

Huff Wins Playwriting Contest

Doug Huff, professor of philosophy at Gustavus Adolphus College, has been selected as one of four winners of the 2009 Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Playwriting Contest based in New York for his play, A Far Shore. Huff wrote A Far Shore during his 2008 sabbatical leave at the request of members of the Bangalore Little […]

Sunny and Beautiful Commencement

On Sunday, May 31, 608 seniors received their bachelor of arts degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College. It was the first commencement ceremony with Jack R. Ohle serving as President of the College, senior Tasha Carlson (Apple Valley, Minn.) delivered this year’s commencement address, and Professor of Music Rick Orpen received the 2009 Edgar M. Carlson […]

Spring Sports News

Of the 8 spring sports teams, 6 went to national tournaments: women’s track and field, men’s track and field, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, softball, and women’s golf.  Women’s track and field placed a program best sixth place, with Senior Lisa Brown winning the javelin throw. The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches […]

Fienen Named Interim Provost

Gustavus Adolphus College President Jack R. Ohle announced that Dr. David Fienen will serve as Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the College effective June 1, 2009. A past Dean of Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the College, Dr. Fienen also served as Associate Dean of the College from […]

Retirees and Service Awardees

Gustavus will honor John Bungum, professor of economics and management; Dennis Henry, professor of physics; Steve Hogberg, gift planner; Byron Nordstrom, professor of history and Scandinavian studies; Tom Thorkelson; men’s and women’s track coach, strength coach, and Lund Center special events coordinator, Edi Thorstensson; visiting instructor and academic librarian, and Steve Wilkinson; men’s tennis coach, […]

Forensics Team Wins State Championship

Congrats to the Gustavus Adolphus College Forensics Team, which won its second straight Minnesota Collegiate Forensics Association State Championship on Sunday, Feb. 22. Gustavus finished with 446 points to beat out Minnesota State University, Mankato (408 points) and Concordia College, Moorhead (213 points). Gustavus placed first in six of 13 events and placed four individuals […]

Gustavus Highly Ranked for Study Abroad Participation

Gustavus has been ranked in the top 20 baccalaureate institutions in the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors report for the total number of students who study abroad. With 359 students studying abroad, Gustavus is one of six Minnesota higher education institutions ranked in the top 20.

Nordstrom Receives Award from Sweden’s Royal Family

Professor Byron Nordstrom (history/Scandinavian studies) has been awarded the insignia of Commander in the Royal Order of the Polar Star from Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf. The Royal Order of the Polar Star, founded in 1748 by King Frederick I, is the highest award the Swedish royal family can bestow on a foreign national who […]

Outstanding employees honored

Three Gustavus employees have been honored with service awards. The 2008 Augusta Carlson Schultz Award for the Outstanding Support Staff Employee was presented to Judy Waldhauser (admission); Virgil Jones (diversity development) received the 2008 Eric Norelius Award for the Outstanding Administrative Employee; and the 2008 Faculty Service Award was given to Florence Amamoto (English).